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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #270 on: September 08, 2017, 08:42:50 am »
I'm also getting through some of the ARCs I got at sdcc:

Otherworld by Jason Segal and Kirsten Miller
Really enjoyed this one! It was similar to Ready Player One and the Eye of Minds books in that it is a virtual reality based story, but different enough that I was happy with it.  Without giving to much away, there is a different "bad guy" and the way the virtual reality works is different.  I liked the different areas he had to go through, the characters were neat, plot moved quickly.  If you liked Ready Player One I would recommend it.

Also, thank you random person that was at the booth the same time as me and asked for it.  I had no idea the giveaway was happening, so I just copied him and said I was also there for Otherworld and she handed me the book as well as some sunglasses.  Nobody needs to know I didn't know what the book was and was in the right place at the right time. Ha.

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter
Another good one, albeit simple.  Kinda a murder-mystery plot, kinda an investigative journalist plot.  An environmental lawyer goes back to her hometown to essentially solve a murder but there is a bigger conspiracy afoot! gasp! lol.  It wasn't super unique, I could tell what would happen early on, but that's not to say I didn't enjoy it.  I couldn't put it down, I wanted to keep reading to see if I was right/find out what would happen to a few characters.  A solid quick read-beach read? Is that what I'm going for? Good first book by Krysten.


Artemis-I think I've talked about it on here already but I'll say again I really really really liked it.  Haven't read The Martian so don't know how it compares but I lovvved Artemis.

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Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #271 on: September 08, 2017, 12:19:10 pm »
Second Hand Souls by Christopher Moore (sequel to A Dirty Job). Honestly, can't say I'm in love with the story. I read the first book expecting things to get more exciting, but they never really did. So I kinda felt I had to read the follow up just to see if the story gets any better. So far, meh.

Also been nibbling on the The Game is Life series by Terry Schott. It has a Ready Player One/Matrix feel to it.


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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #272 on: September 08, 2017, 12:56:00 pm »
I bet nobody can guess what I plan to start reading this weekend!

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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #273 on: September 08, 2017, 01:00:32 pm »
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I bet nobody can guess what I plan to start reading this weekend!

Does it have a chin? ;)

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« Reply #274 on: September 08, 2017, 02:48:50 pm »
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Does it have a chin? ;)

Maybe  :o

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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #275 on: September 08, 2017, 03:30:56 pm »
This has a chin. Might it be related somehow?


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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #276 on: September 08, 2017, 05:12:33 pm »
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This has a chin. Might it be related somehow?



I'm not reading Harry Potter!  :P


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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #277 on: September 09, 2017, 02:49:26 pm »
Brandon Sanderson fans, TOR Books is releasing 3 chapters a week every Tuesday of his latest installment of his Stormlight Archive series, Oathbringer leading up to its release in November FOR FREE.

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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #278 on: September 12, 2017, 11:57:01 am »
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In 2014, Comic-Con International embarked on an ambitious program to create graphic novel book clubs in the San Diego Public Library system. Two of the clubs started that year (Downtown and Mission Valley), and two more were added in 2015 (La Jolla and North Park). Earlier this year, a fifth club was added at the Encinitas Public Library, part of the San Diego County Library system, and we’re happy to announce the addition of a sixth official Comic-Con International Graphic Novel Book Club at the Escondido Public Library, beginning in October!

We are currently accepting membership applications for this new group, which will be meeting once a month at the Escondido Public Library, 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025. You must fill out a membership application to be considered for this new club. You can download the official membership application by clicking here, but please keep in mind the following guidelines:

Members must be 18 years of age or older
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Want to see what we’ve been reading? During the first 3 years (2014–2016), the Graphic Novel Book Clubs have read over 75 books! Click here to download our complete Reading List, which lists all the books the various clubs have read over that time period.
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